Apple has Something to Tell You

Apple's Special Event Invitation

“We’ve got a little more to show you.” (Link via The Verge)

On top of a rumored iPad mini, there are rumors that Apple will also be announcing new Mac minis and a 13-inch MacBook Pro Retina Display.

Apple and Maps

Apple Maps - Turn by Turn Navigation

Since the debut of the iOS 6, which included a new Maps app, there has been a loud chorus from the vocal minority known as the tech media. Apparently, some users were unhappy that they no longer had a maps app from Google and contended that Apple’s mapping solution was subpar. That’s debatable but I’m not addressing that here.

What I would like to point out is that the Tim Cook, the CEO of Apple, Inc., penned an open letter in regards to the mapgate situation. He wrote what seemed like an honest apology about the entire situation.

All I want to know is if there is a new opening at Apple to head the mapping division because I’m sure Cook does not want to keep writing apologies.

By the way, Google Maps is far from perfect and has gotten me lost on more than one occasion (and I’m sure for many others including the mapgate chorus). But, I have never read a single word by anyone in the tech press complaining about the imperfections of Google Maps.

No matter how large Apple gets, they will always be treated like the red-headed stepchild of the tech industry.

Five for Five

According to Apple, they sold over five million iPhone 5 devices this weekend. That’s pretty amazing.


iPhone 5 Reviews

The iPhone 5 will be in the hands of users by this weekend. But, Apple gives select members of the press review units ahead of time so that impressions of the new device can be disseminated. I didn’t have time to read all of the reviews, but from the looks of it, Apple has a mega-hit on their hands. The reviews:

For those of you fortunate enough to have purchased an iPhone 5, enjoy!